Monthly Archives: February 2005

The Sausage Creature strikes again.

The world is a worse place tonight.

What drives a man like Thompson to end it all…what, after everything in his life, is the final straw that could make him say, “that’s it.” Whatever it could be, it doesn’t give me hope for this world.

Farewell, Hunter, and thanks.

That is the Curse of Speed which has plagued me all my life. I am a slave to it. On my tombstone they will carve, “IT NEVER GOT FAST ENOUGH FOR ME.”

The Terrorists are Back! The Terrorists are Back!

This reminds me of the good ol’ days of first term. Maybe I just haven’t been playing close enough attention, but it feels like it’s been a little while since the ‘Possible Attacks on America’ argument was trotted out. Now we gotta pass preznit’s defense budget OR ELSE. My favorite bit: just why is the threat more pronounced now than previously?

New CIA Director Porter Goss said the Iraq war was giving terrorists experience and contacts.

I’m glad we nipped that Iraq threat right in the bud…aren’t you?

Can we go on Orange Alert now? Please please please pleasepleaseplease?

Slightly-Toward-the-Edge-of-the-Box Thinking!

Bobo Brooks proposes a radical alternative to Bush’s lame-duck Social Security privatization…uh, personalization…uh, destruction plan. You gots your own personal tax-deferred savings account, just like with Bush, ya see, then you cut traditional benefits by saying you’re indexing them based on prices instead of wages, also just like Bush. And you get to choose whether you want the piddly reduced benefit in full or you want to toss some of that money into the glorified 401(k) account. All sounds like Bush’s program, right? Yeah, but here’s the kicker, the thing that’ll make it just take off:

Are you ready?

The accounts will get a goofy name, and the government will throw in $3500 gratis!

So, that eliminates all of my concerns; who wants cake?

Hey, alternatively we could just divert up to 100% of our payroll taxes into the purchase of lottery tickets! Chances are somebody’s gonna be retiring well, at least!